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The Midland Journal
VOL. LVIIII RISING SUN CECIL COUNTY, MD„ FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1933 NO. 32 TOWN AND COUNTY Short Paragraphs of Recent Events of Interest to Our Readers LOCAL HAPPENINGS BRIEFLY NOTED A number of our farmers have harvested fine 4y 2 inch ice from Keppel’s dam, north of town, the past week. Dr. R. C. Dodson has rented what is known as the Duyck inck property, at the corner of Queen and Cherry streets, in this town, and will occupy it both as office and residence af ter March 10th. The high wind that prevailed Tuesday morning snapped ,an electric light wire south of town and all electric service here was out of commission for an hour before the break was found and repaired. Members of the Senior Order United American Mechanics of Bay View r , attended services at the Bay View M. P. Church in a body on Sunday, when the pas tor, Rev. E. C. Woodward de livered an appropriate sermon. The Elkton Chamber has adopted the slogan ‘Renovize Elkton.” The program spon sored by the Chamber of Com -1 merce is for the relief of unem ployment and stimulation of business. Miss Anna G. Denney, a member of Captain Jeremiah Baker Chapter, D. A. D., of Elkton, has been appointed a Page for the Fdrty-second Con tinental Congress, to be held in Constitution Hall, Washington, D. C., April 17-21. Following a disturbance in North East, Justice of the Peace George W. Owens impos ed sentences of ten days in jail each, charged with drunken ness and disorderly conduct, on Lawrence McKenney, Clarence Edwards, Roy McCreary and Lynn Doyle. States Attorney E. D. E. Rol lins has been notified by Cam den, N. J., police that Michael Czyzwicz, a young man under indictment in this county for burglary, but who jumped his bail, has been arrested on rob bery charges and will be held for the action of the Cecil County authorities. The Port Deposit Presbyter ian Church, Rev. Wayne Mon roe, Pastor, is holding a series of meetings under the leader ship of Evangelist Colin C. Weir, • of Wilmington, Del. Aside from the preaching ser vices every night, there will be a series of cottage prayer meet ings in the homes of members and friends of the church. William Wilson’s home, near Nottingham, Pa., narrowly es caped a serious fire recently. When coming in from evening work at the barn he found the living room on fire; the fire board burned away and part of the rug burned. Mr. Wlla in was able to extinguish the flames before more serious damage was done. It had caught from a chimney fire. The Morgan College Glee Ciub, of Baltimore, was sched uled to appear at the Recrea tion Building, at the Veterans’ Administration Hospital, on Thursday evening, February 23, at 7:30 o’clock. The Glee Club is composed of forty Neg ro singers, and is well known throughout the United States, having toured many states and filled important engagements both on the stage and over the radio. At the annual meeting and election of officers of the Wo men’s Club of Principio, Miss Pancoast, of Elkton, Home Demonstration Agent for Cecil County, was the guest speaker. Her subject was “Management of Clothing Expenditure.” Mrs. Cornelia Nickle was elected president; Mrs. W. D. Coursey, vice-president; Mrs. Charles Warrington, secretary and Mrs. Andrew Reynolds, treasurer. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Cherry entertained at bridge on Mon day evening. Six tables were played. Miss Helen Shepherd enter tained over the week-end Miss Mary Fortua, Highland Park, New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. O’Neill, of Philadelphia, were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Reynolds. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adams entertained a number of friends at cards, on Wednesday evening, at their home on East Main street. Mrs. Henry H. Gilpin, one of Elkton’s oldest residents, suf fered a stroke on Friday in that town, and is reported in a crit ical condition. Mrs. S. C. Hornsberger, Mid land, Va., and Mrs. Clementine Williams, Washington, D. C., were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. Clifton Kirk. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Worth ington and son Henry, of Bal timore, were visitors of Mrs. Mary Cherry ana miss Loume Worthington during the week. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bodein, of Perry Point, have purchased the dwelling of Mrs. Charles A. Courter, in Havre de Grace, and have moved to their new nome. Mrs. M. D. Lynn, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Miss Catherine Devin, Atlantic City, N. J., have been visiting their sister, Mrs. Jas. McKelvey, who is ill at her nome near town. Mr. and Mrs. G. Clinton Lo gan entertained a number of relatives and friends at turkey dinner on Tuesday, in celebra tion of their twenty-eighth wedding anniversary. Mrs. William J. Clay, of Elk ton, announces the engage ment of her daughter, Mary L. to Mr. Gilbert Cavender, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Caven der, of Summit Bridge, Del. As yet no date has been set for the wedding. Mrs. Charles S. Pyle and daughter, Mrs. Harrison Fehr, entertained at dinner at the uctoraro Hotel, Oxford, Mr. and Mrs. William M. Pogue, Mrs. Harry Shepherd, Mrs. Edwin Haines, Mrs. Taylor Biles and Miss Eliabeth Steph ens. Rising Sun friends of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Buffington, former residents of this place, out now of Swarthmore, Pa., nave received cards from them from the island of Trinidad, reporting a delightful trip, and stating Trinidad is more pros perous and prograssive than any of the eight they have visited. The Women’s Bible Class will have charge of the ser vices at Rising Sun M. E. Church Sunday, 7:30 o'clock, and a full attendance of mem- is urged. The public is cordially invited to be present at the service. Wednesday and Thursday, June 21 and 22, the Lancaster Fat Cattle Show will be held. Among the animals shown will oe steers fed by boys and girls of the Baby Beef Club. The first mid-year degree ever to have been conferred in the history of Washington Col lege was given Dr. Raymond Walters, president of the Uni versity of Cincinnati, at the an nual convocation at Smith Hall Chestertown, Md., at 10:30 the morning of February 23. Dr. Walters was formerly dean of Swarthmore College. He de livered the annual Washington Birthday address at Washing ton College and at that time was given the honorary degree of doctor of letters. BIBLE CLASS BALLY Will Be Held Sunday After noon In High School Auditorium The place of holding the Rally of Men’s Bible Classes on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 26, at 2:15 o’clock, has been changed from the Rising Sun M. E. Church, as previously an nounced, to the High School r Auditorium, as the seating ac ■ commodations are much larger s at the school than at the i Church. The rally is sponsored by the | Fourth District Maryland Fed ’ eration of Men’s Bible Classes, 1 embracing Cecil, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne and Talbot , counties. The complete program was published in our issue of last week, and in addition to ad dresses by Rev. A. B. Frye, pastor of Rising Sun M. E. Church, H. C. McClintock, of Elkton, State President of the Federation and Warren Hoops, Secretary of Christian Endeav or, will include community singing, solos, etc. A special feature will be music by the 35 piece Continental Band, of Newark, Del. An invitation is extended to the general public to attend. PUBLIC HEARING ON AN CHORAGE BASIN Congressman T. Alen Golds borougn on Friday received no tice from Col. Earl T. Brown, Dist. Engineer, Wilmington, Del., of a public hearing to be held at the Civic Ciub Hall, in Chesapeake City, Md., on Wed nesday, March Bth, at 2 P. M., to obtain information in con nection_with the report requir ed by tne Resolution introduc ed by Congressman Goldsbor ough and adopted by the Com mittee on Rivers and Harbors of the House of Representa tives, January 20, 1y33, re questing a review on reports oq the inland Waterway irom tne Delaware River to Chesa peake Bay, with a view to de termining the advisability of enlarging the anchorage and mooring basin in Back Creek. Interested parties are invited to be present or to be repre sented at the hearing. CHIMNEY FIRES The fire company received two calls from Farmington for cnimney fires, about eleven o’clock Tues. morning, within a few minutes of each other. The first call came from tne nome of Luther Lyle, but just as the firemen were ready to start the call was counter manded, as the fire had been extinguished. Before the firemen, who had assembled, left the engine house a call came from the home of Howard N. Brickley. A quick run was made and a chimney fire found raging that required the services of the chemical engine to extinguish. MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Cecil County, elected nine managers for the ensuing year as follows: S. Wills Liusby, Cecilton; Harvey H. Mackey, Providence; Harry H. Howard, Cnesapeake City; John H. Kimble, Port Deposit; Joseph T. Tyson, Rising Sun; cr. H. Arthur Cantwell, North East; Dr. W. T. Morrison, James F. Evans and Wm. Sterl ing Evans, Elkton. The man agers elected John H. Kimole, president; William Sterling Bvans, secretary and treasurer, and John H. Evans, assistant and office manager. ASKED TO REPORT RED CROSS RETURNS Rev. Vernon W. Lane, rector of St. Stepuen’s Episcopal Church at Ceciltori and director of the annual Red Cross Roil Call in Cecil county, has asked district chairmen to send their returns to Chas. S. Pyie, at Ris ing Sun. Mr. Lane has also asaed tne district heads to re port their activities and enroll ment to him. WEDDINGS Kilgore—Baker Mr. and Mrs. James Baker, of Perryville, announce the marriage of their grandgaugh i ter, Katherine Rebecca Drum -1 mond, to Kenneth Dunlap Kil - gore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh l Whiteford Kilgore, of Delta, ■ Pa. The ceremony was per ■ formed Feb. 8, by the Rev. L. B. 1 Morgan, at Elkton. Caulford—Webb Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Webb, of ■ Indian Spring Farm, Harford county, have announced the ! marriage of their daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth Webb, to Mr. James Edwin Caulford, of i Darlington, on May 19, 1932, Rev. F. S. White, of Chester town, performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Caulford are both graduates of the Dublin High School. Mr. Caulford is em ployed at the Perry Point Hos pital, Perry Point. Thomas—Craig The wedding of Miss Mary Craig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Craig, of Port Deposit, and Mr. Albert Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll C. Thom as, took place at noon on Wed nesday, Feb. 15, at the St. Theresa’s Parish House, the Reverend Henry Dreyer offic iating. Their attendants were Miss Margaret Duke, a cousin of the bride, and Mr. Edwin Craig, a brother of the bride. The bride wore a very becom ing ensemble -of blue, trimmed with gray fur. BRICK DWELLING DE STROYED The two-story brick dwelling on what is known as the David Bentz property, near Oakwood, was destroyed by fire on Wed nesday morning, about seven o’clock. The property belongs to the estate of the late J. R. Huff man and was occupied by a family by the name of Ander son. The fire was first discovered in the roof, near the kitchen chimney, and is supposed to have been caused by a defec tive flue. The Community Fire Com pany of Rising Sun was called, and responded promptly, but the fire had made such head way before discovery that the dwelling was doomed by the time the firemen arrived. They prevented the spread of the flames to other farm buildings. Most of the household effects of the family were carried to safe ty from the burning dwelling. There was a partial insur ance on the burned structure. ❖ NARROW ESCAPE FOR BARN Rising Sun firemen were called to the Haines Job farm, near Calvert, about five o’clock Wednesday afternoon. A gas oline engine on the barn floor, used for grinding purposes, back-fired and caused a blaze that immediately assumed an alarming aspect. Mr. Job and his son Evans Job, managed by stupendous efforts to keep the fire from reaching a mow con taining soy hay, within a few feet of the blazing engine, until the firemen arrived, when by the use of chemical extin guishers and wet bags the flames were smothered. It was a narrow escape from a serious conflagration, and the few min utes that elapsed between the time of the telephone call for aid and the quick arrival of the firemen were busy and anxious ones for the members of the Job family. ❖ HELD FOR COURT Masten Hall, who on Decem ber 27 last badly beat up G. L. Wiley, of Rising Sun, waived a hearing before Police Justice Manly Drennen, of Elkton, on a charge of assault with intent to kill, and was held under SISOO for Court. State’s At torney E. D. E. Rollins for State; Henry A. Warburton. Esq., for Hall. Hall has been operating the farm of Mr. Wiley, near Pilot, the past year, and the attack occurred when Mr. Wiley went to the place the morning of December 27 for the purpose of cutting wood. FARMERS CLUB DISCUSSES CHAIN STORES , At the meeting of the Ninth s District Farmers Club, held at ■ Locust Lawn, the home of Mr. ■ and Mrs. Ralph T. Wilson, near ■ Rising Sun, Charles E. Preston, l of Lancaster, Pa., gave a talk , on “The Dairy and the Menace ■ of the Chain Stores to the . Farmer.” County Agent J. Z. Miller re ported on the activities of his ! department as did Priscilla B. Pancoast, home demonstration agent for Cecil county. Mr. Wilson discussed unemploy ment relief and T. K. McDow ell gave a report on the Har risburg State Show. D. B. Mc- Dowell reported on the recent meeting of the Maryland Farm Bureau Federation in Balti more. The club will hold its next meeting on March 1, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Atlee Ar mour, near Greenhurst. .<♦. DELEGATES TO D. A. B. CONVENTION Mrs. Irvin T. Kepler, Mrs. Harry T. Alexander, Mrs. John Wirt Lynch, Mrs. Barclay Moore, and Miss Mollie H. Ash, have been elected delegates to represent Head of Elk Chapter, D. A. R. at the State conference to be held at the Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore, March 8, 9 ana 10, with Miss Mary Fran ces Kirk, Mrs. Albert D. Mack ey, Dr. Catherine M. Goodson as alternates. Those selected to attend the Continental Congress in Wash ington, D. C., in April, are the regent, Mrs. Kepler; vice-reg ent, Mrs. Harry T. Alexander, Miss Ash, Mrs. Henry Young, Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Albert D. Mackey, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. H. Arthur Cantwell, Miss Mary Meams, North East, Dr. Cath erine M. Goodson, Cecilton and Mrs. William Howard Lewis, Elkton. WOMAN’S FOREIGN MIS SIONARY SOCIETY The annual meeting of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Wilmington Dis trict will be held Friday, March 3, in Janes M. E. Church, Ris ing .gun, with sessions at 10 and 2:15 p. m. The address of welcome will be made by Mrs. W. B. Cooney, of Rising Sun; response by Mrs. R. O. Bailey. Mrs. Carl F. New will also address the morning meeting. Reports of corresponding secretary, treas urer, and department secretar ies will be made at this session. The afternoon session, at 2:15 o’clock, will be devoted to observance of World Day of Prayer, and address by Mrs. Chesteen Smith. A mid-day lunch will be served in the basement of the church for 35c. ' ' - SIXTY BELOW ZERO IN MONTANA Mr. John D. Haines, of Butte, Montana, formerly of Rising Sun, sent his brother, Mr. Ed win Haines, of this town, a copy of the Montana Standard, of Feb. 9, which contains a re port of the cold snap in that State, telling of a temperature that we in the East do not care to experience. The Standard Reports all weather records in the section near Butte broken, with the mercury recording sixty de grees below zero on the date mentioned. The reading was made at the ranch home of John Francone, and was the lowest recorded during his res idence of twenty years there. —■ ■ - 11—*♦+ i YACHT CLUB REGATTA Plans are being made by the Havre de Grace Yacht Club for their regatta and boat race meet to be held on the Chesa peake Bay, July 21 and 22. Commodore F. H. Hoffman has appointed Edward U. Way, Chairman of the regatta com mittee; Captain James W. Walmsley, fleet captain of the yacht squadron; Vernon L. Duff, official measurer for the club and Dr. H. K. Dulaney, fleet surgeon. Negotiations are . being made to purchase the ' ground on which the club house now stands. J SCHOOLS TO CLOSE JUNE 9 Field Days Set For April 15 l inti May 5 t The Board of Education met ; in regular session on Tuesday, February 14th. Those present ; were Fred Lewis, President; : Mrs. Eleanor J. Moore, Vice ; President, and J. E. Crothers. : The minutes of the regular meeting of January 10th were ’ read and approved, and sundry * bills ordered paid. The County Superintendent 1 reported that the deed for the • sale of Washington School had been forwarded to the State Superintendent of Schools for his signature and upon its re turn would be ready for deliv ery to the purchaser. ! The Hughes Engineering and Construction Corporation, who had been awarded the con tract for heating and ventilat ing at the North East High School was adjudged bankrupt. A small portion of their work, namely, that of completing the painting of radiators, had not been finished. The referee in bankruptcy was making claim upon the Board of Education for the balance due. This, the Board of Education was in formed of. They instructed the County Superintendent to notify the referee that payment for completion of the contract would be made when, and if, the contract was fully perform ed. Several bills concerning Ed ucation, which had been sub mitted to the Legislature- -1. Senate Bill No. 50, Repealing the Retirement Act. This Bill che Board of Education was op posed to and instructed the County Superintendent to so notify the Representatives of Cecil County in the Legislature and ask that they oppose the passage of this measure. 2. House Bill No. 60 was considered. As this was a Bill which had previously been in troduced into the Legislature in 1931, and as the Board of Education, under date of March 19, 1931, had expressed their opinion against this bill, the Board of Education re-aifirmed the position taken at that time and instructed the County Su perintendent to notify the re spective members of the Legis lature from Cecil County that they did not have a favorable opinion of this Bill in its en tirety. An article entitled “Com parative Costs of Schools” which was printed in the Cecil County Star under date of Feb. 3, 1933, was carefully consider ed by the Board of Education. This article was ordered made a part of the minutes of this meeting. The closing exercises for the Elementary Schools of Cecil County was set for Friday, June 9, 1933—f0r the High Schools, Thursday, June 8, 1933. Field Day for the Colored Schools was set for Saturday, April 15th—for the White Schools, Friday, May sth. The meeting then adjourned. ❖ RED MEN PLAN RALLY Cecil county lodges of Red Men plan a rally to be held at Elkton on March 23rd. The principal speaker for the oc casion will be WorLiington P. Wachter, of Harjrstowu, Md., head of the Oder. Red Men from practice iiy every state are expected to attend the conclave which promises to be one of the largest fraternal gather ings ever to be held in Mary land. * HEALTH CLINIC A Clinic conducted by Dr. W. A. Bridges, of the Maryland Tuberculosis Association, will be held at the office of the County Health Department, Elkton, on March 8, at 10:00 A. M. There will be a meeting at the K. of P. Hall in Lewisville, Tuesday, February 28, from 2 p. m. to 4 p .m., to discuss the planting and care of annual flowers. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a question for the question box and be prepared to tell her favorite flower.